Published: 11/12/2018 13:00 - Updated: 11/12/2018 09:17

Police investigating fall from city building

Written byVal Sweeney


Hootananny fall
Fraser Street in Inverness was closed on Sunday as police looked into the cause of a fall from a building.

A MAN remained in a serious condition in hospital yesterday after falling from a three-storey building in Inverness city centre.

The incident, involving a 28-year-old, happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at the popular Hootananny music venue.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing but there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances.

Kit Fraser, the owner of Hootananny, said he received a phone call soon after it happened between 2.30am and 2.50am.

"I am shocked by this awful incident which has happened," he said. "I hope and pray he recovers. My thoughts are with his family. We didn't open on Sunday as a token of respect."

The man, believed to be local, was taken to Raigmore Hospital by ambulance after being found in Fraser Street.

The street was cordoned off for several hours on Sunday while police officers carried out their investigations.

But it re-opened later in the afternoon after the police said it appeared he had fallen and there was no suggestion of criminality.

Hootananny re-opened to customers yesterday.

Pat Hayden, chairwoman of Crown and City Centre Community Council, saw police activity while she was in the city centre on Sunday morning but she was unaware of the circumstances of what had happened.

"I am sorry to hear about this and my thoughts are with him and his family especially at this time of year," she said. "I hope he will recover."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference NN/12420/18.

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